Enduring

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As for your fame and your life,
which matters more?
As for your life and your wealth,
which is more precious?
As for gain or loss, which is more damaging?
He who is most endeared to something
must pay dearest for it.
He who has hoarded much
will suffer great loss.
He who knows enough is enough
saves himself from humiliation.
He who knows when to stop
protects himself from peril.
To know this is to be long enduring.

source: Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Eddie’s Garden

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21 thoughts on “Enduring

  1. Such a beautiful plant Eddie… and ” He who has hoarded much will suffer great loss.”.. such a good thing then that I am clearing out many things and giving them to charity 🙂
    Excellent post

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